There has been an abundance of bloodshed on day six of Spain’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona, with bulls goring four people. Two of them are seriously hurt. On Friday a man was gored to death at the annual bull run, seen as a symbol of Spanish culture. Many foreign tourists take part in an event made famous by the work of writer Ernest Hemingway. But the 27-year-old killed last week as well as those badly injured today were Spanish. One of the latest casualties was gored in the neck, the other in the chest and legs.
Despite injuries every year and condemnation from animal rights activists, the fiesta continues to attract huge crowds. Each morning, about a dozen bulls are released from their corall onto the streets where runners in high spirits accompany them to the bullring. There, the animals face matadors and almost certain death.